- 9:33 am Sunday, March 5th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
A day after President Donald Trump accused former President Barack Obama of targeting him with a campaign year wiretap, the White House requested that Congress investigate the charge, as the President’s chief spokesman said there would be no further comment from Mr. Trump or his administration subordinates about the allegation.
“Reports concerning potentially politically motivated investigations immediately ahead of the 2016 election are very troubling,” the statement began, with the White House asking that lawmakers determine if “executive branch investigative powers were abused in 2016.”
“Neither the White House nor the President will comment further until such oversight is conducted.”
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- 7:16 pm Saturday, March 4th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
Two days after his Attorney General recused himself from decisions on any investigation into links between Donald Trump’s campaign for President and Russia, President Trump set off a new firestorm on Saturday by accusing former President Barack Obama of wiretapping Mr. Trump’s phone conversations in 2016, as members of both parties called for the President to provide evidence to back up his charge.
“We are in the midst of a civilization-warping crisis of public trust,” said Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE). “The President today made some very serious allegations, and the informed citizens that a republic requires deserve more information.”
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- 8:12 am Saturday, March 4th, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
After several days of intense questions that zeroed in on his campaign’s contacts with Russia, President Trump on Saturday morning leveled a staggering accusation at President Obama, accusing him of “wire tapping” Mr. Trump during the 2016 race.
“Is it legal for a sitting President to be “wire tapping” a race for president prior to an election?” Trump said in a series of early morning tweets from Mar-a-Lago, his Florida retreat.
“This is Nixon/Watergate,” Mr. Trump added, without providing any evidence of why he believes there was eavesdropping directed at him in 2016.
Here were some of the tweets that the President sent [More]
- 7:02 pm Friday, March 3rd, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
While President Donald Trump’s administration preps the details of his budget plans for next year, the federal government continues to spend money under the current temporary budget that was approved late last year by the Congress, and as usual, it doesn’t take long to find a few interesting line items.
Let’s take a look at what the feds have been spending money on in recent days:
1. Guano removal in the Great Smoky Mountains. Every time I hear the word “guano,” I can only think of Colonel Bat Guano from the movie, “Dr. Strangelove.” But we digress. In this [More]
- 10:59 pm Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
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The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee on Thursday accused FBI Director James Comey of withholding information from key lawmakers in Congress about a probe of Russia interference in the 2016 elections, as lawmakers charged that top leaders in Congress were seemingly kept out of the loop on the details of the politically charged investigation.
“In order for us to do our investigation in a thorough and credible way, we’re going to need the FBI to fully cooperate,” Rep. Adam Schiff said after an over three hour closed door briefing with the FBI Director.
“He made it very clear there were [More]
- 4:17 pm Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
Defending his answers to the Senate Judiciary Committee about his contacts with Russian officials, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Thursday that he would recuse himself from any investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. elections.
“I have decided to recuse myself from any existing or future investigations of any matters related in any way to the campaigns for President of the United States,” Sessions announced in a news conference at the Justice Department.
“I feel like I should not be involved in investigating a campaign that I had a role in,” Sessions told reporters, explaining that his top aides had recommended [More]
- 2:17 pm Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
The Senate on Thursday approved two more Cabinet nominees from President Donald Trump, ending an initial round of highly partisan nomination battles that featured extended delays from Democrats, as they were able to slow any Republican plans to quickly start work on the President’s legislative agenda in the Senate.
Finally approved after weeks of waiting were Ben Carson, who will be Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Rick Perry, who will lead the Energy Department.
Perry had once vowed to abolish the Energy Department, when he ran for President in 2012. Now he will be leading that [More]
- 3:30 am Thursday, March 2nd, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
Spurred on by President Donald Trump’s latest call for action to repeal and replace the Obama health law, Republicans accelerated their work on Wednesday in a push to forge a GOP health care agreement, but even with a new sense of urgency, Republican leaders still face divides in the Congress on several key issues that could imperil the effort.
Let’s take a look at some of the issues that are involved in GOP discussions:
1. Trump gives thumbs up to tax credits. This is one of the biggest issues right now in the health care debate among GOP lawmakers, whether you give [More]
- 12:24 pm Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
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The easy part was Tuesday night in a speech before Congress, as President Donald Trump earned thunderous applause from Republicans, as he urged lawmakers to work together and act on his legislative agenda, with his first address to Congress getting good reviews in the polls from the voters.
But now, GOP lawmakers admit, all of that talk needs to be turned into action.
“Let’s get on offense and start keeping the promises that we have made to the public,” said Rep. Warren Davidson (R-OH).
“I think there is a lot riding on us over the next two, three months,” said Rep. Dan Webster [More]
- 1:03 am Wednesday, March 1st, 2017 by Jamie Dupree
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Asking for a “renewal of the American spirit,” President Donald Trump laid out the basics of his agenda in his first speech to Congress, calling on lawmakers to work together to improve America’s future, urging them to cooperate on an overhaul of the Obama health law, leaning on them to funnel billions more to the Pentagon, and to find ways to spur new economic growth and jobs.
“I am here tonight to deliver a message of unity and strength, and it is a message deeply delivered from my heart,” the President said, as he urged bipartisan cooperation to improve America’s [More]
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